The Luigi link

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Luigi is so lonely.

He is never the winner.
Always being over-shadowed by his brother Mario.
Never getting the girl.
Never winning a kingdom.

And Link was just…. there and they had SOOO much in common.
They both like green.
They both, um, well….  Look, probably lots of things I can’t think of, OK?

And in the right light, through the bottom of a beer bottle, Link does look kinda like a girl.

This comic was partly inspired by this very cool strip called “It Sucks to be Weegie” by Interrobang Studios. #fistbump to the team over there. They are doing awesome work.

To the Batcave

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To the Bat Cave, Robin!
Robin?  Robin? Where are you boy wond……  Oh, for f*@ks sake! get off facebook so we can go and fight crime!!
(That is how I imagine a pretty typical Dynamic Duo conversation would go these days.)

There are millions of Batman fans out there on the internet. Many of them will have smart phones, and may be using any number of a vast array of  geo-location applications.
And I will bet each of them thought they were really cool, ironic and unique when they added “The Bat Cave” as a spot on the map, so they could check-in to it.

Go to pretty much any city, in any geo-location site (such as Gowalla, foursquare or Facebook Places) and you will find multiple entries for “Bat Cave”.
The same holds true for the “Fortress of Solitude”, Hogwarts and Castle Greyskull.

But I could not find anything for the Arrowcave (Green Arrow) or Sanctum Sanctorum (Dr Strange)

Geo-location applications have really taken off in the recent past, but at present they seem to suffer from a major problem.
That problem is letting the general public add your data for you.
When you do that it is a great way to get free data-entry done, but you never know what you will get.
You will need to be happy to have incorrect data, duplicate entries and millions of joke entries.

Although, if I were the kind of person with a secret lair, then right now would be a great time to add it multiple times on geo-location sites. Add it in so many different  locations that the bad-guys will have no idea which is the real location.
Oh, yeah – and I probably would not add in the actual location, just to be on the safe side.

The Interview

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The world of computing and social media gives us so many more opportunities to lie about our job experience.

The average person has so many tools of communication and creation at their disposal these days, that it can help wily job seekers to beef up their work histories like never before.
Suddenly, we can all have experience in networking, direct marketing, community management and website design without ever having gained a single proper qualification in it.

Many employers are possibly still on the backfoot regarding knowing what questions to ask applicants, and how to spot the pretenders.

But there is also a grey area to consider, as some activities that we simply could not easily do 5 or 10 years ago, have been made extremely simple and affordable. This does mean that more people are getting skills far beyond what they should be able to, for their age.

I don’t see this as a bad thing, but it certainly is something to be wary of.
After all, I bet all of you know at least one person that is a “Social Media Marketing Guru”

Locating Waldo

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Not everything fits with these modern trends.

Location apps are so popular right now, that sometimes it is really scary to think about.
People willingly advertise where they are and then, of course, some opportunistic wierdos use that info to stalk them and generally be douches.

There are reports being posted all the time, about people being harrassed, attacked or robbed, due to the fact that they have told the world where they are.
It already has it’s own special terminology too. FOURSTALKING.
Have a read of this article, (Fourscared and Fourscammed) which relates some alarming stories of Fourstalking.

For many people, it seems that simply using common sense is an impossibility, when telling the entire planet what you are doing and where you are going.
My favourites are those users that add their own houses to Foursquare. If I were criminally minded, I would know exactly when to rob your house, because you tell me when you are not home. Brilliant!

Perhaps the only way to sort things out is to make the Foursquare Cops a reality?
I wonder how long it will be until we have legal legislation against certain online location based activites.
Maybe not soon enough…..

Whoa! A very strange and totally coincidental occurrence has just……um…occurred.

As I am posting this comic, I took a look at the very latest “My Cardboard Life” strip, which is created by the talented Philippa Rice.
(Also known as @thejuzzard on twitter).

With absolutely no prior knowledge of my comic subject, she has just posted a strip which also has WALDO! Check it out here

Seriously, how weird is that?